Situated off the southeastern coast of India, Sri Lanka is an island nation that’s bursting with culture. Boasting a rich history that dates back thousands of years, visitors to Sri Lanka can expect a breathtaking tropical landscape, ancient ruins and temples, a magnificent and diverse range of wildlife and, of course, beautiful golden sands. There’s something here for everyone.
Sri Lanka's beaches are among the best in the world. Pristine white sands lapped by clear waters. Sri Lanka has a tropical climate meaning average temperatures vary between twenty seven and twenty nine degrees, although the hilly interior of the island offers a cooler climate as it is at a higher altitude. The circumference of the island is covered in white sands meaning Sri Lanka holidays offer miles of beaches, perfect for sunbathing or a romantic walk. As you would expect some of the beaches are more popular than others and some have attractions that others don’t offer. For example Bentota beach, surrounded by luxury hotels offers a quiet relaxing beach perfect for sunbathing, Unawatuna beach offers calm waters perfect for swimming or those on family holidays to Sri Lanka, for those interested in Scuba diving the colourful underwater coral off Nilaveli beach is an obvious attraction.
Away from the beaches Sri Lanka holidays offer plenty of other attractions. One of the most popular areas to visit is the Cultural Triangle, with ruins of cities, temples and cave paintings dating back as far as the fourth century BC, including the former capital of Sri Lanka Anuradhapura, which is home to, among others, the Golden Temple of Dambulla, as well as the Samadhi Statue, making this a unique place of tranquility and reflection.
There are also many natural attractions to enjoy on Sri Lanka holidays, national parks, forests, hills all show off the scenic landscape and lush interior of the island. Not to mention the variety of wildlife visitors can see on holidays to Sri Lanka, from elephants to leopards and rare species of tropical birds.
The cuisine on offer on Sri Lanka holidays is full of tremendous flavours. Naturally where chillies, peppers, jasmine and turmeric are so grown easily it makes sense that curries are the national dish of Sri Lanka, be warned the redder the dish the hotter the spices involved. Also as an island Sri Lanka has a plentiful supply of fresh fish making this a popular dish in many restaurants.
Sun, beaches, scenic landscapes, rich history, cultural sites, wonderful cuisine, varied wildlife, Sri Lanka holidays offer it all. Best of all, your Sri Lankan escape doesn’t have to cost the earth. In fact, we offer a wide selection of cheap holidays to Sri Lanka, so you’ll have more money to spend when you’re there. Check out our exclusive deals to find the cheapest Sri Lanka holidays for 2017 and 2018.